The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has unveiled the National Guide for Smart Construction as part of its celebrations of the Innovation Week which concluded last month.

Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, said the guide aims to develop basic drivers of policies, flexible elements and targets that stimulate the development of the construction sector to meet the aspirations of the UAE.

He pointed out that the guide contains key elements for smart construction, which are essential for all parties to improve the construction process. These include benchmarking to qualify contractors’ capabilities and enhance cooperation between architects, designers and contractors to improve the overall results of the construction project, which include the unified smart building index and building information modelling index.